The '''Western Jewish History Center''' existed as part of the Judah L. Magnes Museum
in Berkeley, California|Berkeley
, from 1967 to 2010. It is now the [http://www.magnes.org/ Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life], administered as part of the Bancroft Library
, University of California, Berkeley.
Primary source materials, consisting of more than 500 archival collections, include the papers and artifacts of Jewish families and individuals such as Judah L. Magnes
; Adolph Sutro; David and Simon Lubin; Rosalie Meyer Stern; Julius Kahn (congressman)|Julius Kahn
; Florence Prag Kahn|Florence Prag
; Flora Arnstein; Ernest Bloch; Lloyd Dinkelspiel
; Robert Levinson; Harris Weinstock; Ruth Carol Silver; Benjamin Swig; Rhoda and Richard Goldman; Alfred Henry Jacobs; members of the Haas, Koshland, Gerstle, Sloss, and Lilienthal families; and many others. Many of these take the form of family letters, diaries, photographs, and...